St. Thomas men’s track and field received three major awards for the 2012 MIAC Outdoor Championships.
Eyo Ekpo received the Most Outstanding Performance for his winning leap of 6-10 3-4 in the high jump.
Mike Hutton was named the Most Valuable Track Athlete after he won the open 800 meters and anchored the winning 4x400 and 4x800 relays.
Steve Mathre was named co-Coach of the Year after he guided St. Thomas to a 34-point win over runner-up Hamline.
St. Thomas is ranked in top 20 in both men’s and women’s track and field in this week’s D-III power rankings by the USTFCCCA. Both squads swept the team titles at last week’s conference outdoor meet.
The Tommie men are ranked 14th, up two spots. The UST women climbed from 35th last week to No. 19 this week.
Both teams will have some athletes competing this week in last chance meets to improve their times or marks for NCAA qualifying.